Baldwin C Avery

Military

On 30 December 1943 on return from mission to IGF factory at Ludwigshaven in B-17 #42-64436 "Two Gun Flossie", a/c had accident upon landing.

Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-24 #41-28715. Prisoner of War (POW).

Connections

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Units served with

The insignia of the 389th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
A pathfinder B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-51681) of the 453rd Bomb Group flies in formation with a fellow Liberator of the 453rd and and a pathfinder Liberator of the 445th Bomb Group. Image via Alan Rowsell.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 445th Bomb Group 700th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 564th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 564th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 564th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-731288
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 564th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Two Gun Flossie
  • Unit: 445th Bomb Group 701st Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag 7a, Moosburg

Events

Event Location Date Description

Died

17 December 2008

Born

Aurora, New York, USA

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Moosburg, Germany 12 May 1944 Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)

Revisions

Date23 May 2021 17:24:35
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added POW Camp info to the POW event from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added an association to Stalag 7A per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date23 May 2021 17:20:01
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C type in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date13 Sep 2020 18:35:20
ContributorCindy Avery
Sources

Personal records of Baldwin C. Avery

Date13 Sep 2020 18:33:08
ContributorCindy Avery
Sources

Personal records of Baldwin C. Avery

Date13 Sep 2020 18:24:01
ContributorCindy Avery
Sources

Personnel records

Date10 Jul 2019 11:10:37
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include detils from:
- Birsic, ;
- Losses of the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces Vol. I, p. 449;
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date27 Sep 2014 18:04:18
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5217 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database